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and Queen soon after they arrived at the Tuileries,
and were very civil, which was something to raise
their spirits. M. de la Fayette had a quarrel at
the Marquis de Coigny's with the Duke d'Orleans.
The latter came to the King, who accepted his
submission, but requested him, for his own sake,
to go to England, under the pretext of a special
mission, with passports from the King and the
Assembly. This he has done, and his astonished
partisans have sent off to Boulogne to stop him
and force him to return to Paris.
They say things are now becoming tranquil.
London, December xst, 1789.
I am just arrived, and so fatigued that it is
impossible for me to set out for the north for
several days. It will take me that time to re-
cover. But though weak in body, I am happy
in mind to be again in England, and so soon to
see you all. One sad drawback is my having left
Henry; but he is well and safe, receiving an ex-
cellent education, much loved by his master, and
under the special care of Madame de Talaru
and M. de Beauveau, who, on the very first
appearance of danger, will send him directly to